... A Short History of the Norman Conquest of England

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Clarendon Press, 1901 - Great Britain - 156 pages
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Page 155 - School Dictionaries Concise Etymological Dictionary, by ww SKEAT. A new edition (1901), rewritten throughout and arranged alphabetically. Crown 8vo, 676 pp. 5s. 6d. Saturday Review : — ' Mr. Skeat's larger dictionary has established his title to the gratitude of all scholars ; and of his smaller dictionary we can only say that it is not less useful and valuable . ' Student's Dictionary of Anglo-Saxon, by H.
Page 156 - Eighth edition revised. 126 pp. 2s. 6d. Anglo-Saxon Reader, in prose and verse. With grammar, metre, notes, and glossary. Seventh edition, revised and enlarged (1898). Crown 8vo.
Page 80 - The attack was vain ; they were beaten back, and they could not break down the palisade. Then the horsemen themselves, the Duke at their head, pressed on up the hillside. But all was in vain ; the English kept their strong ground ; the Normans had to fall back ; the Bretons on the left actually turned and fled. Then the worse-armed and less disciplined English troops could not withstand the temptation to come down from the hill and chase them. The whole line of the Norman army began to waver, and...
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Page 79 - ... with their shields, called the shield-wall. The Norman writers were specially struck with the close array of the English, and they speak of them as standing like trees in a wood. Besides these choice troops there were also the general levies of the neighboring lands, who came armed anyhow, with such weapons as they could get, the bow being the rarest of all. These inferior troops were placed to the right, on the least exposed part of the hill, while the king, with his choice troops, stood ready...

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